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Ally Keegan

Criminal defense Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   14 reviews

About Ally

Learn Ally’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Violent crimes, gang offenses, drug offenses, white collar crime, domestic violence, sex offenses, federal offenses, juvenile law, etc.

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Misdemeanor and felony DUI, vehicular manslaughter, drug DUI, reckless endangerment, etc.

  3. Domestic violence
    10%
    Domestic violence assault, battery, kidnapping, child endangerment, child neglect, dissuading a witness, etc.

  4. Drug Crime
    10%

  5. Expungement
    10%
    Motions to withdraw guilty plea and dismiss charges, seal arrest records, criminal vacatur, etc.

  6. Sex crime
    10%
    Rape by force, rape of an unconscious person, sexual battery, child molestation, statutory rape, indecent exposure, etc.

  7. Violent crime
    10%
    Murder, manslaughter, rape, assault, battery, kidnapping, robbery, burglary, etc.

  8. White collar crime
    10%
    Embezzlement, fraud, bribery, forgery, money laundering, identity theft, racketeering, etc.

Ally Keegan is an attorney at the Law Office of David P. Shapiro, APLC. She graduated from Villanova University before earning her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law with a concentration in criminal litigation. She has practiced criminal defense in both state and federal courts, handling cases from murder to misdemeanors from their inception through trial. Ally has also served as a legal analyst for national and local television and radio networks and is involved in several legal and political organizations throughout the San Diego community.

 

 

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Licensed for 6 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 08/06/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Ally

Law Office of David P. Shapiro, APLC
3500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 304
San Diego, CA, 92103

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Facing my third strike, Ms. Keegan saved the day!
I have two felony convictions from almost 30 years ago. I was charged with grand theft (even though I returned all merchandise without damage) and the case was still referred to the D.A. I quickly and desperately looked for a lawyer via yelp/yp.com and came across the Shapiro Law Group. I left a message and Ms. Keegan promptly called me back. Possible facing prison time, Ms. Keegan fought for me and I ended up pleading guilty to grand theft with 30 days of CPAC (ankle bracelet) and two years of low-risk probation (no strikes or jail time yay!). Ms. Keegan my family and I thank you for all your work and I am glad I hired you as my lawyer. Ms. Keegan definitely helped me regain control of my life when I was charged with a crime. Once again Ms. Keegan Thank You!
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Posted by Celene | December 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms. Keegan Review
Ms. Keegan was phenomenal from start to finish. My family could not have had a more kind and considerate lawyer. Ms. Keegan was responsive, professional and empathic throughout our court needs. Thank you Ms. Keegan for all your support and hard work. My family and I would be forever grateful for all the compassion and support you provided during the turmoil we went through.
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Posted by Charles | July 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely AMAZING!!
Mrs. Keegan saved my hide! Her office staff were always available to my wife & to me at all times. Her & her team's professional and confident attitude gave me the hope I needed during a time when I feared the worst while I was locked up. Her & her team helped my wife through every step and really held her hand throughout the entire ordeal. I am eternally grateful for Ally & her team for making this whole thing go so perfectly smooth! I would recommend Mrs. Keegan 100 times over! Charles M.
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the Best Lawyers in San Diego!
Ally has been a phenomenal lawyer. She was able to get all the charges against me dropped and ultimately expunge my case. She was very organized, methodical, and experienced throughout this post-conviction process I was going through. She is an incredible lawyer and I highly recommend her to anyone out there who is struggling to get their life back together. God bless to one of San Diego's best lawyers!
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Around!
Ally went above and beyond to help get my case reduced and ultimately expunged. Unfortunately, in my situation I didn’t find her and her firm earlier because I honestly believe my initial conviction would have had a very different outcome. Ally and her team made me feel like I was in the best of hands throughout the entire process. She was always there to answer any questions and alleviate any concerns that arose. I went through the ringer with legal counsel before hiring Ally and her firm, so it was extremely reliving to find someone I could trust. I’ve always been someone who has to learn the hard way, hiring good representation from the start was no exception to this either. If you can relate to this, I’d highly recommend seeking counsel Ally and her firm.
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Posted by Erin | May 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was overwhelmed
I'm not sure I can write anything that could possibly express mine and my husbands gratitude. I will say that if you are feeling distraught, confused or embarrassed and you are not sure where to turn call Ally Keegan. She is the real deal. I was dealing with a case that was 25 plus years old and I was not even sure what it was about. I also live in Florida so many challenges. The young lady that I initially spoke with was beyond kind and worked through my tears to get the information needed so she could get me to Ally. Integrity is what sold me on Ally, I could have went with a different lawyer but I could tell she was going to fight for me and on May 3rd 2021 I received word that through my lawyer and her teams hard work all charges are dismissed with no criminal record. A lawyer in Florida told me when this started to find the best lawyer in San Diego and we are 100% sure that we did.
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Posted by Gwen | February 27, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation regarding resentence.
We consulted with Ally regarding a possible re sentence for a family member. Ally researched the past history, and made an appointment to consult with our family member who is incarcerated. After the consult Ally immediately reached out to us (permission granted by family member) and relayed information discussed and options available. Ally and the office team are professional, courteous and take your concerns seriously. We will definitely reach out if we need assistance in the future.
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Posted by Ryan | November 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolute excellence
Ally was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her calm and reassuring demeanor was matched with her excellent knowledge, dedication, thoroughness. We unfortunately found ourselves in need of a criminal lawyer and we can without a doubt say that having Ally and her firm represent us from the beginning was the best choice we could have made.
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Posted by Angela | August 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond Impressed!
My dad hired Ally to help him with a long-standing case he'd been waiting to settle for several years. Within weeks she mapped out exactly what our family needed to do to help my dad's case, supported us every step of the way and got my dad's record expunged in no time. I am beyond impressed by not only her professionalism, but by her genuine concern for our situation. It didn't matter that it was an older case, she treated it as it was her only case. She was swift in her actions, email responses, and even thanked me for sending my character letter while wishing the best for my dad. With the brief interactions I had with Ally, I felt like she truly cared about helping my dad, no questions asked. Definitely the best experience I've ever had with a lawyer, and I'd be happy to recommend her to those who need her services. Thank you, Ally for helping my dad remove this burden.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Criminal case consultation
I consulted with Ally on a criminal case and she was extremely helpful and very responsive throughout the process.
Posted by Andres Marquez | June 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent!
Hey Ally Keegan is great! I don't know why my positive review didn't go through but I highly recommend her. She answered my question very thoroughly and she understood my concerns. One thing she reminded me of that's very important is a violation of probation, I had forgotten about that, I know silly but it's good that I know to be careful. I can't let people's words get in the way of my freedom. Thank you Ally!
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Perfect!
Consulted about a DUI
Posted by Christina | June 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
I hired ally in San Diego . I was charged with a Violent felony rather not say but I ended up getting probation . At first I was nervous hiring her because every lawyer including her told me I was going to jail or possibly short term prison . But she made magic happen . Thanks Ms. Keegan
Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An amazing lawyer!
Ally is very professional and knowledgeable, but also very friendly and personable. No matter the situation she is always willing to lend her professional advice.
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Cost

Rates
  • Pro bono 2 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Criminal Law
  • University of San Diego School of Law Paralegal Program
  • 2021 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of David P. Shapiro, APLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Brian E. Watkins & Associates
  • 2016 - 2020

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • Villanova University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2013

Legal Cases

  • Battery case
  • Case dismissed one week before trial
  • Felony assault with great bodily injury case
  • Reduced to misdemeanor disturbing the peace, probation, no custody
  • Domestic violence case
  • Reduced to one misdemeanor disturbing the peace charge, probation, no custody
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Associations

  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Association for Public Defense
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Women's Museum of California
  • Board of Directors
  • 2020 - Present
  • Free to Thrive
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Women's Political Caucus, San Diego Chapter
  • Past President, Vice President & PR Liaison; Steering Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 50 Women of Influence in the Law
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Celebrating Women Finalist
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2021
  • Women of Influence in the Law
  • San Diego Business Journal
  • 2021
  • Who's Who in America
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (7)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Ally during my time as a prosecutor for the City Attorney's Office. I've negotiated many criminal cases with Ally and found her to be professional, prepared, and knowledgeable. Ally consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to fighting for her clients rights. Highly recommended for any criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ally Keegan is an exceptional attorney. She is smart, driven, and passionate about her clients above all else. Her work ethic and talent make her one of the best criminal defense attorneys in San Diego. If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of needing a criminal defense attorney, you would be lucky to have her help."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ally is bright, personable and well liked by judges and prosecutors. These qualities have allowed her to build a strong reputation and have greatly benefited her clients. I have personally seen the care and attention she gives to cases. We are lucky to have her on our team!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ally is one of San Diego's best and brightest criminal defense attorneys. Ally is well respected in our criminal courts by judges, court staff, and prosecutors. My Firm is ecstatic she joined us and we look forward to watching her help good people regain control of their future for years to come!"
Unknown Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I firmly endorse Ally. She is smart, determined, dedicated, and truly cares about her clients. Her ability to see the bigger picture and compassion make her a true champion for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Friendly, intelligent, and classy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Ally Keegan as a lawyer. Ally's critical thinking and writing skills are unmatched. Along with her vast knowledge of criminal law, she uses every tool she has to zealously advocate on behalf of her clients. I highly recommend hiring Ally as your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Ally Keegan is an intelligent and skillful attorney, who is respected in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ally Keegan is an associate attorney at my firm. Ally is invested in her clients and has successfully settled countless criminal defense and personal injury cases. Ally has great rapport with Judges, clients and opposing counsel. She is an asset to any case. I would highly recommend her, to anyone who needs her services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ally Keegan is a gifted writer and an exceptional attorney. She has a superb eye for detail and aggressively takes on any challenge thrown her way."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ally is an excellent lawyer. She is very knowledgeable and always prepared. Ally is excellent on her feet in Court and makes superior legal argument. I highly recommend Ally Keegan."
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San Diego Criminal defense Lawyer Ally Keegan
Ally Keegan
Criminal defense Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 6 years